3. Ford Rustang
The Ford Mustang is an American cultural touchstone on par with Elvis, the Statue of Liberty or McDonald’s. Singlehandedly this sporty two-door inaugurated the ponycar segment, a class of automobile that blends performance and youthful styling with value pricing.
But the Blue Oval’s warhorse wasn’t always a smash success. Iterations like the bloated version from the early 1970s and the ill-fated Mustang II tarnished this otherwise famous nameplate. Sidesteps like these helped this car earn the derogatory nickname Rustang.